kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of beerlando. Pours a nice rich dark brown with a fluffy 1 finger tan head with a mix of tiny and big bubbles. Head settles rather slowly and clings to the side of the glass. Good lace. Nice rich aroma of roast, dark chocolate, tobacco, and leather. Some sweetness in the nose as well. Rich mouthfeel, medium. The taste has several nice transitions starting with a sweet chocolate taste that moves to bitter leather and dark chocolate. Lingering bitterness. I like the taste but would rather not have the lingering bitterness. I guess it is suppose to be aggressively hopped though. Much hoppier than most porters I have had. I’m glad the hop taste was on purpose because I definitely would have knocked it for that had I not known. Pretty good but I do rather enjoy my porters a tad less hoppy.
drowland (7881) - Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10/1/10. 12o bottle. Creamy chocolate pour. Nice aroma with chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, and more. Bitter flavor with a touch of citrus, lots of dark chocolate, and coffee. Nice!
mixmasterob (1050) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of al_b, thanks buddy! Dark brown pour with a minute head, faded to a thin collar and left some nice lace. Aroma was lots of cocoa up front, some roasted malts and and some earthy hops, super clean. Flavors were very similar, chocolate, some roastiness, a bit of coffee and a decent lasting bitterness in the finish. Creamy mouthfeel, lively carbonation, super drinkable. A nice offering from CCB, damn good porter.
AmEricanbrew (6727) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from CCB. Clear copper brown color/ light tan head. Nice chocolate, medium roast, spicy malty coffee aromas. Smooth medium body. Flavor is dark chocolate, ash, spicy medium roast malt, light coffee, house yeast. very good.
markwise (5168) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at CCB. Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Nose is dark chocolate, cocoa, pine hops, coffee, dry-roast, and some earth. Flavor is similar with hops all over. Flavor is excellently unique, it maintains its porter-ness in the face of all the hops, yet the hops contribute to the overall profile. Interesting.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from drowland via Cavie. Black pour with a small brown head. Aroma is alcohol, chocolate, and alcohol. Taste is very earthy, coffee, black malt, a little chocolate, and very bitter.
Cavie (4303) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle big thanks to drowland. Dark brown color with some rose colors. Aroma is sweet chocolate with bakers chocolate. Flavor is toasty chocolate, dark malts and heavy sweetness. Easy finish. Nicely done.
darkguardian (730) - Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours ultra dark clear brown with lovely reddish hues. Caramel colored head with good staying power. Nose is very deep and rich with tons of roasted dark malt and some espresso and smoke with a hint of chocolate. Thats where the good ends. I found this a real mess to be honest. Tons of hops up front, is this a black ipa? Its probably better suited top it. Massively bitter and soapy with occasional roast peaking through but a disappointing thin mouthfeel. I’m not a fan of this one.
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle thanks to drowland! Wow, this one really surprised me, the pour is very dark brown with a nice head that stays through out the entire glass, the aroma is very sweet and the flavor is full of malt with hints of chocolate in the finish. This is a very smooth and drinkable brew, you have to try this one!
GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottles. Pours a dark brown with a dark roasted malt aroma with a nice hop backbone. Flavor mimics, with the toasted malt character coming through and just enough hops to let you know it is there. The malts in this porter are superb. Great brew.